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Rebekka Lynn Armstrong (born February 20, 1967 in Bakersfield, California) is a Playboy Playmate, whose announcement in 1994 that she was HIV-positive made international headlines.
Armstrong appeared in Playboy
's September 1986 issue, and tested positive for HIV in 1989. When she made her public announcement in 1994, she became (along with Magic Johnson) one of the best-known public faces of heterosexual HIV transmission. In her speaking engagements, she notes that despite popular stereotypes of the wild sexual lives enjoyed by Playboy Playmates, she had in fact contracted HIV from a relatively normal teenage sexual encounter. In an interview Armstrong had stated she was unsure how exactly she contracted the virus; she believes it could have been when she had an abortion and required a blood transfusion, of which the blood may have been HIV-tainted, or it may have been a teenage sexual encounter with a man who had had homosexual relationships and may have contracted HIV as a result of that.
She is now an HIV/AIDS awareness activist and safer sex educator, and a spokeswoman for several HIV-related charity groups. She has also become a competitive bodybuilder, and placed first in the middleweight category of the 2004 Los Angeles Bodybuilding and Figure Championship.
She is married to Oliver Luettgenau, a personal trainer who is also HIV positive, an HIV activist and a bodybuilder.
Appearances in Playboy special editions
- ''Playboy's '''Girls of Summer '86''''', July 1986.
- ''Playboy's Bathing Beauties (# 1)'', April 1989.
- ''Playboy's Book of Lingerie'' vol. 7, May 1989'.
- ''Playboy's '''Girls of Summer '89''''', August 1989.
- ''Playboy's Book of Lingerie'' vol. 9, September 1989.
- ''Playboy's Blondes, Brunettes, Redheads (# 2)'', February 1990.
- ''Playboy's Bathing Beauties (# 2)'', April 1990.
- ''Playboy's Book of Lingerie'' vol. 17, January 1991 - page 32.
- ''Playboy's Book of Lingerie'' vol. 25, May 1992.
- ''Playboy's '''Girls of Summer '93''''', June 1993 - page 21.
- ''Playboy's Video Playmates'', August 1993.
- ''Playboy's Book of Lingerie'' vol. 35, January 1994.
- ''Playboy's Playmates at Play'', July 1994 - pages 45, 52-55.
- ''Playboy's Wet & Wild Playmates'', September 1994 - pages 23 & 29.
- ''Playboy's Nude Playmates (# 2)'', April 1998 - pages 88-89.
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- 2004 Muscle Beach (Venice Beach, CA) - 1st (LW & Overall)
- 2004 NPC Los Angeles Championship - 1st (MW)
- 2005 NPC Pittsburgh - 1st (MW & Overall)
- 2005 NPC Nationals - 12th (HW)
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